Deep house is a subgenre of house music that originated in the 1980s, initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music. Its origins are attributed to Larry Heard’s track “Mystery of Love” in 1984
It is more melodic, stylish sound with influences from soul, jazz and African beats. Many of the earlier tracks are sampled chords and beats. The jazzy sound became more apparent due to the favoured use of electronic of the early record labels.
In more recent years Deep House tends to refer to tracks on the “spacier” side of Soulful House and tends to imply less vocals, deeper tones, heavy organ chords and hypnotic synth sounds. It originated in the 1980s, initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music. Deep house tracks generally have a tempo of between 120 and 125 beats per minute (BPM).
This style of house music can often have an acoustic feeling. Deep house and deep techno also have a nice chill out feel and makes for nice easy listening. The online music store Beatport is driving the popularity of deep house. is typically from 120bpm-125bpm, spacious use of percussion elements, muted basslines, soft keyboard sounds (pads).
Lyrics usually focus on positive/uplifting or forlorn modern blues lyrics. In the early compositions (1986–89), influences of jazz music were most frequently brought out by using more complex chords.
The use of vocals became more common in deep house than in many other forms of house music. Sonic qualities include soulful vocals, slow and concentrated pleasantly dissonant melodies, and a smooth, stylish, and chic demeanor. The use of women’s vocals is more common than males in tracks. This music rarely reaches a climax, but lingers on as a comfortable, hypnotic and relaxing sound.